Northern Reflections: Policy By Stealth

A month ago, Allan Gregg spoke at the opening of Carleton University’s new Public Affairs Building. He writes in today’s Toronto Star: I never expected these remarks would “go viral.” Like most public speakers, I held out nothing more than the modest hope they would reach beyond those in attendance, that they would have some ...

Northern Reflections: Gregg On Harperland

In his brilliant essay, 1984 in 2012 Allen Gregg delineates how much Stephen Harper’s Party — for that’s what it is — learned from Orwell. The Harperites, he writes, have systematically sought to destroy reason by working overtime to suppress information: First they nixed the long form census, then the gun registry, and in their ...